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Additional By-law Enforcement Coming to McMaster Neighbourhoods February 6!

The City of Hamilton would like to advise all property owners and tenants of the increase in by-law enforcement in the communities surrounding McMaster University. Effective Monday February 6, 2017, for one year, by-law enforcement staff will be reactively and proactively investigating Yard Maintenance related by-laws (i.e. Long Grass and Weeds, Garbage and Debris), Solid Waste Management (ie storage of waste collection containers, improper waste at the curb) and Snow and Ice (sidewalks and walkways clear for safe pedestrian passage).  A reminder, if a yard maintenance or property standard violation is found, it is the property owner's responsibility to ensure it is corrected and pay for any potential fines.

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Light Rail Transit (LRT) Plan

We want to hear from you!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Public Information Centre #2 at McMaster Innovation Park on January 18 to learn about a number of new developments and improvements to the project and to provide your input on the current plans. 

If you were not able to attend you can still view the materials and provide comments here.  Comments will be accepted until February 3, 2017.

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On LRT, don’t let perfect be the enemy of good by Aidan Johnson

"Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." I love this expression. I first heard it from Ann Cook Petz, my fabulous Grade 9 English teacher at Westdale Secondary. But she would not take credit for it. Like so many other good things, the phrase comes from Italy.

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New Pedestrian Crossovers are Coming to Ward 1!

I am pleased to report that there will be 3 new Pedestrian Crossovers installed in Ward 1 before the end of this year; Queen Street at Herkimer, Longwood at Marion and Locke Street at Stanley.  Crossovers feature special street markings, more visible signage, and some have flashing beacons.  They differ from painted crosswalks or controlled intersections because motorists must stop and wait until all pedestrians have left the roadway, under provincial legislation that came into force in January.   

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